Shops That Closed in 2020

2020 was a very challenging year for small shops and businesses. Lockdowns and shopping online were two major challenges to the nature of local, brick & mortar shops, especially in urban cities. These are some of the shops that closed in 2020. Some shops moved to an online only format. Other shops relocated from cities to smaller rural towns. Then there are shops that decided to shutter all their operations. Brick & mortar shops are the backbone of our neighborhoods, towns and cities. Shops and shopkeepers add community and character to their locales. So we are always sad to see any close. This list honors some of the shops that closed in 2020, several of which had been in business eighteen plus years. (There are probably many more that we are not even aware of yet). Help us “Save Our Shops” by supporting shop local and shop small as much as possible. We hope to see some reopen again when the time and place is right.

shops that closed in 2020

2 Note, Hudson

Acorn, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

Wooden Sleepers, Red Hook, Brooklyn

i Gigi General Store, Hove, U.K.

The Quality Mending Co., Soho & Williamsburg (now open on The Bowery)

Kaas Glassworks, West Village

Brooklyn Charm, Williamsburg

Pas Mal, Greenpoint

Pip Squeak Chapeau, Greenpoint

Regular Visitors, Brooklyn

More & Co., Maine

Jeffreys, Chelsea

Henderson’s, Edinburgh

Stories Bookshop, Brooklyn

The Bloke, LA

Sprout Home, Williamsburg

IGWT, Brooklyn

Hawkins NY, NYC & Hudson

The Vintage Rose, Tasmania

Henderson’s, Edinburgh

Magma, Manchester U.K.

The Dorking Deli, Dorking U.K.

Saturdays NYC, West Village (Soho still open)

Meg, West Village (other locations still open)

The Future Of Brick & Mortar

500 Goodbyes, article from NY Mag

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